A beautiful, functional smile can improve your health, self-confidence, and overall quality of life. At Evergreen Denture Center in Vancouver, Washington, the practice specializes in custom dentures, providing patients with comfortable, natural-looking dentures. Led by experienced denture specialist Vadim Zalyashko, LD, the practice is equipped with an on-site lab for efficient, accurate construction of your prosthetic. Call the office or request an appointment online today to learn more.
If you have missing teeth, your dentist may recommend prosthetics to restore your smile. In addition to aesthetic benefits, dentures benefit the health and function of your smile.
When you experience tooth loss, your remaining teeth begin to shift over time and realign to make up for the empty space. These changes can alter the way you chew, bite, and speak. Tooth loss can also cause your facial muscles to sag, causing you to look older. Dentures help you maintain the function of your smile by providing you with durable, natural-appearing teeth replacement.
Custom dentures are removable prosthetics made to mimic the function and appearance of your natural teeth. Custom dentures can be used in a number of applications to replace partial or full rows of missing teeth. There are several different types of dentures, including:
Overdentures are customized dentures that use your remaining natural teeth to anchor the prosthetic. After your damaged teeth have been removed, the overdenture goes over your remaining natural teeth for added stability and support.
Conventional dentures are used to replace full rows of teeth. Unlike overdentures, conventional dentures are used when there are no more natural teeth remaining. Conventional dentures are placed after your unhealthy teeth have been removed, and your gums have had time to heal.
Immediate dentures are placed immediately after extraction. Immediate dentures prevent you from being seen in public with missing teeth and can help camouflage the smile restoration process.
The first step in getting custom dentures is removing your unhealthy teeth. The Evergreen team works with your dentist and primary care provider to ensure the right prosthetics are chosen for your condition. The team uses a number of different materials, including acrylic and composite, to help you achieve natural-appearing results. Your dentures are custom-made from impressions of your smile. Impressions may be taken before or after your extraction to ensure that the replacement teeth match the size, shape, and alignment of your missing teeth.
Custom dentures are developed in an on-site lab at Evergreen Denture Center. Once the prosthetic is placed, you attend periodic follow-up appointments to make adjustments to the size, shape, and color of your denture. To find the right custom denture for restoring your smile, request an appointment online today, or call the office to speak with a team member directly.